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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri May 25th 2012

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri May 25th 2012 7.00am–10.00am

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links

Time zone: central

7:01am

War “Lonely Feelin'” from War (Rhino 1971) —As long as it feels like summer, we might as well start with the world's most perfect band for the season.Buy it!

7:05am

Mose Allison “That's All Right” from Greatest Hits (Ojc 1988) —A sleek Allison-ized version of the Jimmy Rogers blues number.Buy it!

7:07am

Allen Toussaint “Long, Long Journey” from The Bright Mississippi (Nonesuch 2009) —Toussaint is such a brilliant songwriter and pianist, it's sometimes forgotten just how well he can deliver on the vocal front. This is perfect blues singing.Buy it!

7:13am

Dion “Two Train” from Tank Full of Blues (Blue Horizon 2012N  —There are only a handful of musicians who can make records 53 years into their career that stand with the best of their work. Dion is one of them.Buy it!

7:18am

The Clash “The Guns of Brixton” from London Calling CD ALBUM (Epic 1979) —Paul Simonon was not a great vocalist, but I can't imagine this cut being delivered by anybody with a prettier voice.Buy it!

7:22am

The Gaylads “Africa” from studio one roots (Soul Jazz 2001) —At the nexus between ska and reggae.Buy it!

7:25am

Dirty Dozen Brass Band “Best of All” from Twenty Dozen (Savoy Jazz 2012N  —That right there is the sound of a party.Buy it!

7:30am

Stevie Wonder “You Haven't Done Nothin'” from Fulfillingness First Finale (Motown 1974) —From the days when Stevie Wonder minted Grammy awards.Buy it!

7:33am

The Animals “Baby Let Me Take You Home” from The Best of The Animals CD ALBUM (MGM 1965) —The Animals had such a distinctive take on the American r'n'b they loved.Buy it!

7:36am

Andre Williams “Do the Popcorn” from Movin' On: Greasy and Explicit Soul Movers 1956-1970 (Vampi Soul vampisoul.com 2005) —I'm not a huge fan of Williams, who can get too smarmy for my taste, but man, this is one sexy invitation to a silly dance.Buy it!

7:38am

Ebo Taylor “Ayesama” from Appia Kwa Bridge (Strut 2012N  —A great fresh take on the Afrobeat sound. And this isn't even the only kind of thing the guy does on this record.Buy it!

7:49am

The Pogues “The Parting Glass” from Rum Sodomy & the Lash [Expanded] (Rhino 1985) —A bonus cut from one of their two masterpieces, and it's worthy of inclusion.Buy it!

7:51am

Magnetic Fields “Your Girlfriend's Face” from Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge 2012N  —Stephin Merritt continues to sneak up on me with crazy little ditties like this one.Buy it!

7:53am

Lindsey Buckingham “Countdown” from Out of the Cradle (Reprise 1992) —I hadn't pulled out this record in ages; my goodness, he gave this one every bit of his massive skills.Buy it!

8:01am

The dB's “I Didn't Mean to Say That” from Falling Off the Sky (Bar/None Records 2012N  —We are just about three weeks away from the world getting to hear this masterful new release from one of the greatest bands ever, 30 years after the original line-up last recorded.Buy it!

8:04am

Emmit Rhodes “Fresh As a Daisy” from Emmit Rhodes (One Way 1970) —That's how you write a pop song!Buy it!

8:06am

Karate Bikini “Medic” from Sauce of the Apple Horse (self 2012N L —St. Louis band that has plenty of songwriting chops and more than enough skill to present them.Buy it!

8:10am

Bruce Springsteen “Outside Looking In” from The Promise (Columbia 2010) —Mighty Max Weinberg rocks out on the "Peggy Sue" beat.Buy it!

8:12am

Alejandro Escovedo “Headstrong Crazy Fools” from Big Station (Fantasy 2012N  —Alejandro rocks out on a song where he recites the words. The new album comes out soon, and we're loving everything we sample from it here.Buy it!

8:16am

Donna Summer “Hot Stuff” from Gold (Universal 1977) —For a few years there, she and Giorgio Moroder had an astounding symbiotic musical relationship. RIP Donna Summer. You made us dance.Buy it!

8:23am

Ollabelle “Soul of a Man” from Before This Time (Yep Roc 2008) —Time to stop dancing for a few minutes, and just absorb the power of this arrangement.Buy it!

8:32am

Robin Gibb “The Worst Girl In This Town” from Robin's Reign (Spectrum 1970) —I love so much Bee Gees music, right through their disco smashes, but I thought this virtually unheard gem from his solo album would make a good tribute to Robin Gibb, who passed away last week.Buy it!

8:37am

Crowded House “Throw Your Arms Around Me” from Other Enz: Split Enz & Beyond (Raven 1999) —The national anthem of New Zealand. Well, it should be. Anyway, this is a beautiful rendition of this Hunters & Collectors song.Buy it!

8:41am

Sara Watkins “Lock & Key” from Sun Midnight Sun (Nonesuch 2012N  —I've only heard this album once, but damn! My real question is why did I virtually ignore Nickel Creek when they were around? What was wrong with me? Because Sara Watkins and Chris Thile are astounding musicians.Buy it!

8:45am

Laura Nyro “Captain For Dark Mornings” from New York Tendaberry (Columbia 1969) —Nobody before or after her sounded like this. She was musically fearless.Buy it!

8:50am

The Cinderellas “Please Don't Wake Me” from One Kiss Leads to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (Rhino 2005) —Not Phil Spector, but a pretty darn good imitation.Buy it!

8:52am

The Youngbloods “Grizzely Bear” from The Youngbloods (Edsel 1967) —Spelling isn't as good as the song is.Buy it!

8:55am

Marty Stuart “A Matter of Time” from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill. ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2012N  —Projecting past experience onto the future, a classic country music trope.Buy it!

9:02am

Lila Downs “La Bamba” from Una Sangra (One Blood) (Narada 2004) —A gorgeous take on the traditional tune which acknowledges that it's also a rock classic without losing its roots in Mexican folk.Buy it!

9:06am

The Soul Rebels “Let Your Mind Be Free” from Unlock Your Mind (Rounder 2012N  —I just dig the heck out of these guys - that tuba player roars!Buy it!

9:13am

Sweet Honey In The Rock “They Are All Falling Around Me” from Selections 1976-1988 (Flying Fish 1997) —I believe this ensemble, which has gone through many members over the years, is one of the greatest musical experiences of my life.Buy it!

9:18am

Marvin Gaye “Mercy Mercy Me” from What's Going On (Motown 1971) —This was the song that made me fall in love with Marvin Gaye's voice back when I was 12.Buy it!

9:21am

Kevin Gordon “Nine Bells” from Gloryland (Crowville Collective 2012N  —Don't forget he's at Twangfest on Saturday, June 9 at the Duck Room.Buy it!

9:25am

Bottle Rockets “I.D. Blues” from Blue Sky (Sanctuary 2003) —I'd almost forgotten this gem.Buy it!

9:28am

Brothers Lazaroff “35 Summers” from Science Won (self-released 2012N L —Nice whistling hook.Buy it!

9:34am

Chris Isaak “Lonely With a Broken Heart” from San Francisco Days (Reprise 1993) —You can almost dip in at random on Chris Isaak records and come up with something great. Oh, yeah, I just did that.Buy it!

9:37am

Loudon Wainwright III “The Here & the Now” from Older Than My Old Man Now (2nd Story Sound 2012N  —Loudon's life-story in under four minutes, with a good beat that you could dance to.Buy it!

9:41am

Eden Brent “Beyond My Broken Dreams” from Ain't Got No Troubles (Yellow Dog 2010) —Great blues piano player who sings with a Gospel-drenched style.Buy it!

9:45am

Janiva Magness “I Don't Want to Do Wrong” from Stronger For It (Alligator 2012N  —Stunning take on the Gladys Knight & the Pips classic.Buy it!

9:50am

Bettye Lavette “Easier to Say (Than Do)” from Do Your Duty (Sundazed 2006) —Testify!Buy it!

9:53am

Creedence Clearwater Revival “My Baby Left Me” from Creedence Covers The Classics (Fantasy Records 2009) —I love the happy-go-lucky take on this Elvis Sun classic.Buy it!

9:55am

The Beatles “If I Fell” from a hard day's night CD ALBUM (UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 1964) —Yeah, this is a pretty nice one.Buy it!

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.